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Hall of FameAn abundance of “old world charm” distinguishes Anthony Demetre’s gregarious Mayfair hotspot, especially when crowds are packed in for the cracking ‘working lunch’. At first glance, the long, panelled dining room (hung with contemporary art) might suggest a certain fussiness, although nothing could be further from the kitchen’s collective mind. Stylish flavour-forward simplicity is the mantra, with seasonal produce shaping the daily menu – witness hand-chopped beef tartare with Maldon oyster mayo or an autumnal broth of kale, sweet onion and artichoke. Wild honey is used to lacquer roast Goosnargh duck and to enrich an ice cream (with honeycomb and meringue wafers) – although one reader reckons nothing can trump the English custard tart. Game is a speciality in season: you can try slow-cooked hare, grilled venison haunch and other niche goodies without needing to know which way to pass the port. The wine list could benefit from a similarly accessible approach.  

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Wild Honey

12 St George Street ,London W1S 2FB

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by   platinum reviewer (122)

Aug 2014

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I'd go along with Square Meal overview having had 3 good meals with decent wine. Delicate turbot was wonderful and soft veal noteworthy too. Food prepared with care and beautifully presented, served by friendly people, together with a changing menu makes it a good repeat venue for us.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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12 St George Street ,London W1S 2FB

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Apr 2014

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

First visit to this restaurant and first impressions were great. Service was quick, food was excellent and had the set menu. Great venue for a quick business / social lunch as having the set menu we were informed we would be served quickly and the staff were true to their word. Would definitely visit again.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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Oct 2013

The food is decent but expensive. I asked for a nice table as it was my girlfriend's birthday and they placed us right in the middle of the restaurant. We were literraly separated 2 inches from the nearby tables. When I told the waiter, they basically ignored us. Service is really bad. It is a nice restaurant for business meetings but I would never go there for a social ocassion.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 4

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Jul 2013

A good set lunch price for the standard of cuisine but really rather restricted in choice if there are things you do not eat/like. Generally though a good venue and service so well worth a visit, I had an enjoyable lunch.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Nov 2012

I think that Wild Honey is a lovely place for a meal. The ambience was great. Maybe a little dark but it was romantic, rustic and cosy – a perfect place on a cold autumn night. I think it’s a good place to have a secret rendezvous as well, seeing as how the couple at the next table were having a their getting-to-know-each-other date. Perhaps the tables were too close together because I found myself eavesdropping and listening to their conversation. I enjoyed all 3 dishes that I ordered and I think...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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by   platinum reviewer (216)

Oct 2012

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I am full of praise for Wild Honey and it only seems to get better. This was the first time I had been there since the minor refurbishments the restaurant undertook earlier this year and yet the atmosphere remains unchanged. One feels automatically enveloped in comfort, with the warm wooden walls, generous seats, well-spaced tables and a large mirror at the back (below which we were seated) creating an effect of wonderful spaciousness. The staff all had absolutely the right attitude, friendly and...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Aug 2012

The Olympics were on, central London was empty, and on a warm summer evening we went to Wild Honey with friends. Such a treat, the food delicious and service charming. The menu had plenty of interesting dishes to choose from, and I started with salad of fresh goats’ curd, peas and potatoes – summer on a plate! The luscious puréed peas, minted potatoes and soft clouds of goats curds so good I was sorry I'd never had this before. Rabbit to follow was rich and tasty with a well flavoured stuffing....

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Jan 2012

I ate at Wild Honey last night and really enjoyed it. Soft poached egg with wild mushrooms and turnip tops was remarkably tasty for relatively few ingredients and the pear clafoutis I had for pudding was possibly the most delicious pudding I've ever had – crisp outer shell and soft, squidgy, warm sponge. I had cod and octopus in red wine for my main which was good but had less sauce than I would've liked and wasn't that hot – i think it just cooled down quickly as there wasn't much sauce and it was...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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Jul 2011

My first experience of Wild Honey was exactly one week ago, a friend invited me and it was an experience that urged me to put up my own review of the restaurant. The food was simply sumptuous, from the succulent plaice, my first experience of snails to the delicious mouth-watering sherry trifle. It was a wonderful evening and the staff of Wild Honey truly makes this eating experience fine. They are so willing to make an informal evening feel very special indeed and even though the restaurant was...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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    There was a hesitant pause. We weren’t happy but it’s a lot easier to say so when the aproned backs are turned and the dishes’ architects will remain oblivious in the basement kitchen below.
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